Margaret Island (Margitsziget), Budapest

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Walk, swim, or visit the sites at Margaret Island (Margitsziget), a popular place for recreation in the heart of the city. In the 13th century this area was called "Island of Rabbits," but it has undergone many changes since then. View ruins of medieval churches and a Dominican convent on the island. Come during a concert at the island's open-air theater, see an outdoor movie, or eat dinner under the stars. Hang out at one of the many restaurant or cafes on the island, go for a run, have a picnic in a landscaped garden, relax at an outdoor pool, or play in the sun at Palatinus water park. Plan your visit to Margaret Island (Margitsziget) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Budapest tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Seems they are building some new properties, construction area wasn't really nice. Weather was great - so ok for a walk.  more »
  • Unfortunately I have visited the island in a period of extensive renovation, certainly in the summer because there are also a couple of pools ... anyway yards every where ... much frequented by citizens of long jogging track sports
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  • They told me that in spring and summer this island is an awesome place to visit, but since I visited the city on the winter and they were reforming a lot of spaces, so there wasn't so much to apprecia...  more »
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  • A really lovely island worth a visit. A great place to walk around. Lovely gardens, fountains and monastery ruins. It is family friendly, I only visited during the day but I am sure it would be just as nice in the evening. Also a good running track which was being used by lots of joggers.
  • Lovely island in the heart of Budapest, a green patch in the sea of buildings, a perfect location for several occasions, quiet, romantic and beautyful. I would recommend taking a stroll, especially on the newly refurbished Margaret bridge.
  • Best place to go all year in Budapest! :) If you like running then even better, there is a track that goes all around the island.
  • Very nice island with one of the best fountains I have seen. Best to go later at night to see the fountain to see the lights. There's a running track around the outside of the island which is about 5 km long and has distance markers.
  • It's the place where the downtown goes when they needs nature. The island has huge parks where you can hang out, lay down or take a walk. Busier during weekends and may worth checking the clubs and pubs in the evening.